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What are the ten organ systems that make up the human body?

 Our body is composed of millions of cells. Our cells form unique cell types and function together to create biological machine. Our cells group...

Poisonous Plants That Will Kill You – Strophanthus and Ouabain

 Its been a while since my last post, but I will try to get back to work making interesting posts. Today I am introducing...

naproxen vs ibuprofen

  I recently argued with a coworker about the differences between ibuprofen, the compound use in drugs like Advil, and naproxen sodium, the active compound in Aleve....

What is an ELISA assay

ELIZA ASSAY In this 96 well plate the wells with the darker wells have a greater concentration of a specific protein than lighter wells. Any...

How is blood pressure measured in small animals?

  How is it that pharmaceutical companies can develop drugs for humans that lower their blood pressure? Drugs like Lipitor, Levacor, Zocor, and other blood...

What are the four basic tissue types?

Groups of cells collectively organize into a structure known as a tissue. The properties tissue is determined by the different cell types that form...

Alexander Graham Bell the Inventor of the Telephone?

Was Alexander Graham Bell the Sole Inventor of the Telephone? There was no exception with Alexander Bell (1847-1922) like the inventors of many scientific breakthroughs,...

How was Electricity Discovered by Benjamin Franklin

Is it True That Electricity was Discovered by an Experiment Conducted by Benjamin Franklin Using a Kite and a Bolt of Lightning? Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)...

Who Invented the First Steam Engine?

James Watt and the Discovery of Steam Engine Some historians believe that the first steam driven machine (steam engine) was conceived in ancient China according to the the...

Was Gravity Really Discovered by Einstein after a Fallen Apple?

Isaac Newton and gravity Sir Isaac Newton and his scientific accomplishments and theories like gravity arguably started the scientific revolution. During his lifetime, between 1643...

Archimedes Principle: Law of Buoyancy

How Did a Tyrant, a Gold Crown, and a Bath House Help Archimedes Establish the Law of Buoyancy? I assume that most of you  have...

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What is the Policy of Containment?

This is a foreign policy strategy created and executed by the US after WWII founding it's first key purpose in the Truman Doctrine of...

What is the difference between practice and practise?

Do not confuse "practice" with "practise". They sound the same and even look similar (except that one is spelled with a “c” and the...

When do you use the word “fish” and “fishes” ?

Fish or Fishes Some nouns have the same form in the singular and the plural and the word “fish” is such an example. As such,...

How does sound travel?

Sound is transmitted by particles (atoms or molecules) in a solid, liquid or gas colliding with each other. It is a wave which is...

What is the difference between an ocean and a sea?

Ocean and sea are two words that are used frequently and interchangeably (in writing and conversation) to mean the same thing: a continuous mass...

What is the Kinetic Molecular Theory of Matter?

The Kinetic Molecular Theory of Matter is a concept that basically states that atoms and molecules possess an energy of motion (kinetic energy) that...

Ecosystem Definition

What is an Ecosystem? The ecology is a relatively new science devoted to studying the relationships of organisms with the environment. The research field of ecology is the...

How to determine types of enzyme inhibition?

Inhibition are caused by effects of molecules that are a substrate and decrease rates of enzymes. Inhibition of enzymes is normal and organisms will...

Why is the sky blue in the day and black at night?

During the day (daylight) the sky has a blue appearance because the Sun’s light (white light) is made up of rainbow of colors (red,...

Animal Bite Forces

Bite Forces of Animals Notwithstanding the large flow of information given to us by various mediums regarding with the question of Bite Forces of Animals I decided...

Virginia Plan, New Jersey Plan and the great compromise

What was Virginia Plan? The Virginia Plan, also known as the "Large-State Plan" or "Randolph Plan", was a proposal for a weight-based distribution of the...

How was Electricity Discovered by Benjamin Franklin

Is it True That Electricity was Discovered by an Experiment Conducted by Benjamin Franklin Using a Kite and a Bolt of Lightning? Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)...

Who invented the thermometer?

Early history has a way Of hiding the facts behind certain inventions. Time has clouded the collective memory of historians who have cited that...

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a very elementary theory that is used primarily in psychology and social studies. However, Maslow's hierarchy of needs has universal validity, and...

Tell Me Why Fun Facts

Welcome to Tell Me Why Fun Facts page. Here you will be learning some very interesting and amazing facts in a fun and easy categorized synopsis format. This webpage will be updated whenever I can so you can...

Reusing plastic water bottles; is it safe or BAD?

Is it safe to reuse plastic water bottles? The internet is full of warnings against refilling plastic bottles with water. But what is true and what...

Food Chain and Ecosystems

Food Chain Definition and Populations and Communities in the Ecosystems. The food chain begins with a producer organism that got energy from the Sun, used it to perform its functions and stored elsewhere as reserve.

Who invented helicopter

When was the helicopter invented? In the 1500's Leonardo Da Vinci created many drawings of a flying machine which most probably inspired the first helicopter....

Who Invented the First Steam Engine?

James Watt and the Discovery of Steam Engine Some historians believe that the first steam driven machine (steam engine) was conceived in ancient China according to the the...

How do Astronauts communicate in space?

In order for one to hear sound it must travel through air (gas particles) of which space has very few per cubic centimeter. Sound...

Why do children loose their baby teeth?

Children usually start loosing their baby teeth (primary teeth) anywhere between the age of 6 to 7 years where their jaws have grown to...

When do you use “a” or “an” ?

The two indefinite articles a and an are used with singular nouns when the noun is general. They refer to nouns which are non-specific (i.e. not definite). In...

Where does the oxygen come from that fish breathe?

Water is formed from the combination reaction of hydrogen gas (H2) and oxygen gas (O2) to produce liquid water (H2O). In other words, each molecule...

Who Invented the Camera and Photograph?

FIRST CAMERA The first working camera was invented by Johann Zann. He built this camera in the year 1685. Interestingly the photograph would not follow...

Is there life on other planets?

Life on Other Planets: Possibility of life on other planets in space has been the biggest challenge for astronomers for many years. Top candidates list include moons...

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